Slow Down

The Christmas season is here!  My natural tendency is to begin the rush.  Pull out the ornaments.  Hang the stockings.  Turn on the oven.  Start the Cyber Monday searches.  These things are not Christmas.  We know that in our head; has that truth made it to our heart? I have been bombarded with one thought in the days leading up to this Advent season:  slow down. I heard it in my ear [Read more...]

Mrs. Disciple 101: Introduction

Go and make disciples of all nations . . . teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  Matthew 28:19-20 A disciple is a learner.  As women, wives, mothers, friends, we are constantly learning. We learn not to wash brand new black skinny jeans with a favorite white shirt.  We learn to hide the dark chocolate behind the flour on the top shelf.  We learn to wrap the Christmas [Read more...]

With My Whole Heart

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. Psalm 9:1 From dark and lonely corners to joyful horizons From hiding doubt to absolute certainty From want to plenty, stress to calm From offense to forgiveness From waiting to arriving With my whole heart I will thank You To take a journey through your whole heart, visit She Reads Truth: In [Read more...]

37

I turned 37 this year. How does it look today? Up at 4 to rock a fussy baby. Finished watching Parenthood on DVR. Weighed in (so, maybe I should keep counting calories every day). And instead of going back to sleep for an hour, I decided to stay up. To write. Because I think this is what I want to do when I grow up. And what better way to do it, well, than to do it. I am not at a bad place at 37. [Read more...]